Map of Australia showing location of Major Projects

Location of projects currently holding Major Project Status.
Solid blue circles represent non-medicinal cannabis projects.
Hollow green circles indicate the number of medicinal cannabis projects per state/territory.

Project name Map legend1 Project proponent Description2 State/territory Major Project Status granted Major Project Status expires Web link
Asterion Medicinal Cannabis Project   Asterion (Australia) Pty Ltd A high-tech medicinal cannabis cultivation, research and manufacturing facility. The project involves construction of a 40 hectare glasshouse to produce 20,000 plants per day at full capacity. Medicinal grade cannabis grown at the facility will be manufactured into a range of medicinal products, including single patient packs, cannabis oils, gels, salts and related products, destined solely for the medicinal market. This facility is anticipated to be the largest facility of its kind in the world.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $450 million and would create approximately 800 construction jobs and 150 ongoing jobs.
QLD 01 Apr 2019 28 Feb 2022 Asterion (Australia) Pty Ltd
Australian Vanadium Project 1 Australian Vanadium Ltd Development of a new vanadium mine with on-site processing facilities for high grade vanadium pentoxide, located in mid-west Western Australia. The project will produce vanadium pentoxide for use in steel, specialty alloys and energy storage markets.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $502 million and would create approximately 500 construction jobs and 240 ongoing jobs.
WA 13 Aug 2019 13 Aug 2022 Australian Vanadium Ltd
Beyondie Sulphate of Potash Project 2 Kalium Lakes Ltd The Beyondie Project will produce sulphate of potash, a high yield premium fertiliser. This involves brine extraction, evaporation and on-site processing. The project aims to be Australia’s first commercial potash producer and with approximately half its output expected to be supplied to the domestic market, would contribute to the resilience and security of supply of domestic potash.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $227 million and would create approximately 80 construction jobs and 50 ongoing jobs.
WA 13 Aug 2019 13 Aug 2022 Kalium Lakes Ltd
Hawsons Iron Project 3 Carpentaria Resources Ltd Hawsons Iron Project is a magnetite mine being developed 60km south west of Broken Hill. The project will produce around 10 million tonnes per annum of high grade magnetite over its estimated 20 year mine life. Ore from the mine will be processed on site and transported to Broken Hill via a pipeline where it will be railed to Port Pirie (or Whyalla), South Australia for export. The high grade magnetite, called Hawsons Supergrade product, would be the world’s highest iron content steel making raw material. The project offers significant energy and emissions savings in the steel making process due to its chemical properties.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $2.9 billion and would create approximately 1,200 construction jobs and 500 ongoing jobs.
NSW 15 Mar 2018 18 Dec 2020 Carpentaria Resources Limited
Hughenden Beef Processing Plant 4 CNVM Investment Pty Ltd Development of a beef processing plant and integrated feedlot at Hughenden in the Flinders Shire, North Queensland. The project will be able to process up to 180,000 head of cattle annually and provide support to the cattle industry in the north.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $100 million and would create approximately 300 ongoing jobs.
QLD 26 Oct 2017 08 Aug 2020
Hydroganics Medicinal Cannabis Facility   Hydroganics Pty Ltd Hydroganics plan to develop a medicinal cannabis cultivation and processing facility. The project will consist of approximately 10 hectares of greenhouses attached to a 5000m² Good Manufacturing Practice certified automated head house where the plant material will be processed.

Hydroganics estimate that at full capacity the project will cultivate 3,630,000 plants per annum. Hydroganics plan to manufacture a range of cannabis oils to supply domestic and international markets.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $333 million and will create approximately 140 ongoing jobs and 152 construction jobs.
QLD 04 Oct 2019 04 Oct 2022  
Ichthys LNG Project 5 Inpex Browse Ltd The Ichthys LNG project is ranked among the most significant oil and gas projects in the world. It incorporates the development of gas and condensate fields located in the Browse Basin off the Western Australian coast, an onshore processing facility near Darwin in the Northern Territory and an 890km subsea pipeline uniting them. It is one of the few mega projects worldwide that incorporates the whole chain of development and production components: subsea, offshore, pipeline and onshore.

The project has a capital expenditure of $37 billion, and created approximately 2,000 construction jobs and 1,000 ongoing jobs.
NT/WA Renewed 31 Dec 2017 12 Apr 2021 Inpex Browse Ltd
Perdaman Urea Plant 6 Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd Perdaman plan to build a domestic gas-fired urea manufacturing facility in the Karratha region of Western Australia, with an estimated world-scale production capacity of two million tonnes per annum using low emissions technology. The project aims to be Australia’s first urea export project supplying growing Asia Pacific demand.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $4 billion and would create approximately 2,000 construction jobs and 200 ongoing jobs.
WA 13 Mar 2019 31 Dec 2021 Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd
Project Pakenham   Canopy Growth Australia Pty Ltd Canopy Growth plan to establish a vertically integrated medicinal cannabis facility. The new facility will function as Canopy Growth’s Asia Pacific headquarters as well as operate as a Good Manufacturing Practice glasshouse, head-house and manufacturing facility. Canopy Growth will manufacture medicinal cannabis products for their Spectrum Therapeutics brand of medicinal cannabis products.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $60 million and will create approximately 200 ongoing jobs.
VIC 01 Nov 2019 01 Nov 2022  
Project Sea Dragon 7 Seafarms Group Ltd Project Sea Dragon aims to develop 10,000 hectares of land-based aquaculture at Legune Station in the Northern Territory, producing approximately 125,000 tonnes of Black Tiger Prawns per annum, primarily for Asian markets.

The project is located across multiple sites. Genetics, breeding program and multiplication centres will be located in Darwin, NT and Exmouth, WA. A hatchery will be located in Darwin, and the grow out ponds at Legune Station, NT. The feed mill harvesting and processing plant will be located at Kununurra, WA.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $1.5 billion and would create approximately 444 construction jobs and 1,600 ongoing jobs.
NT/WA Renewed 21 Feb 2019 31 Dec 2021 Seafarms Group Ltd
Renison Tailings Retreatment Project 8 Bluestone Mines Tasmania Joint Venture Pty Ltd The Renison Tailings Retreatment Project (Rentails) will establish a new processing plant at the Renison Tin Mine near Zeehan, North West Tasmania, to re-process existing tailings held in tailing dams. The project will include a new concentrator and tin fuming process to reprocess the tailings into high grade tin fume and copper matte product. Approximately 60,000 tonnes of tin and 25,000 tonnes of copper will be recovered over the project life of at least 11 years.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $230 million and would create approximately 78 construction jobs and 150 ongoing jobs.
TAS 22 Nov 2017 20 Sep 2020 Metals X Limited
Saint Elmo Vanadium Project 9 Multicom Resources Ltd The project will develop an open cut mine for the production of vanadium in north west Queensland. Vanadium is a critical mineral used to manufacture batteries particularly suited to renewable energy storage. The mine will produce up to 20 kilotonnes per annum of vanadium pentoxide and operate over a 20+ year lifespan.

The project has a project capital expenditure of $399 million and would create approximately 200 construction jobs and 100 ongoing jobs.
QLD 28 Nov 2019 28 Nov 2022 Multicom Resources Ltd
Small Scale FLNG Project 10 Transborders Energy Pty Ltd The project will develop a small scale floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel, with a capacity of approximately 1.2 million tonnes per annum, and a package of streamlined processes to execute key commercial agreements. This will enable the commercialisation of small or stranded gas resources that are currently considered unviable using traditional platform and pipeline technologies due to the gas field’s location and/or size.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $1.6 billion and would create approximately 150 construction jobs and 100 ongoing jobs.
WA 15 Mar 2018 12 Nov 2020 Transborders Energy Pty Ltd
West Seahorse Project 11 Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty Ltd The West Seahorse Project will develop an offshore oil field off the Gippsland coast in Victoria.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $140 million and would create approximately 100 construction jobs and 30 ongoing jobs.
VIC Renewed 7 Sep 2017 27 Jun 2020 Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty Ltd

1 The Office of Drug Control requires that medicinal cannabis licence holders do not advertise the location of their projects. Medicinal cannabis projects are listed only by state or territory.

2 Projected capital expenditure, construction jobs and ongoing jobs figures provided by project proponents.